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November 07, 2011

What It All Means: Analysis of NAEP Results Pours In

Education analysts highlighted a number of issues related to the latest NAEP data, including historic gains in math and large exclusion rates in some states.

November 07, 2011

Chicago Details College-Readiness Plans

Chicago is reporting new college-readiness metrics to parents, such as schools' rates of student eligibility for "selective or highly selective" colleges. But the district isn't evaluating schools on that information yet.

November 01, 2011

NAEP Scores Rise Slightly in Math, Flat for 4th Grade Reading

The results over time suggest big gains in math, small ones in reading.

November 01, 2011

Illinois High Schools' Scores Sink as State Tightens Up Rules

More than half of Illinois' high schools see test scores drop as the state closes a loophole that veiled poor performance.

October 13, 2011

UPDATED: NCLB Waivers for States That Decline Common Standards, Tests?

Three of those intending to seek waivers from No Child Left Behind have not adopted common standards or signed up to work on common tests, two key areas of judgment in the waiver process.

October 05, 2011

Study: State Test Scores Lag at High School Level

A new study of state tests scores finds that gains are slower at the high school level than at the 4th or 8th grade levels.

September 30, 2011

Praise and Criticism for Common Standards, Test Guidelines

Commentators and scholars air views on the common standards in math, and critique two groups' content frameworks and test specifications.

September 27, 2011

News Magazine Identifies 'Best' Schools for STEM Learning

U.S. News & World Report this year for the first time has sought to identify the best public high schools for learning science and math.

September 23, 2011

UPDATED: NCLB Waiver Requires States to Report College-Going Rates

If states want waivers from key NCLB provisions, the Education Department will require them to report annually on their students' and schools' college-going and college-credit-accumulation rates.

September 21, 2011

Assessment Consortium Membership Shifts

New Mexico joins the PARCC assessment consortium, continuing the shakeout of test designs that states are choosing for the common standards.

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